While addressing the media, Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor said, "The IAF has irrefutable evidence of not only the fact that the F-16 was used by Pakistan Air Force on February 27 but also that IAF MIG 21 Bison shot down the F-16."
Underlining he had taken a number of initiatives to bring peace in the subcontinent, Modi, responding to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call for talks, said Islamabad should leave terrorism for that.
On Wednesday, DM (East) K Mahesh Mahesh asked Sharma to “delete the post on your Facebook timeline immediately, in view of the express ECI letter dated December 4, 2013, regarding using photographs of defence personnel in advertisements...”
The move comes days after the poll panel asked all recognised political parties to stop making references to the armed forces in their political campaigns. The MCC has been in force since Sunday when the EC announced the Lok Sabha poll dates.
The MEA spokesperson added that Pakistan must answer why they have not presented any proof to corroborate their claim of shooting down a second Indian aircraft even after a week and why they continually deny that their aircraft was shot down in the dogfight.
"I request the Government of India to confer the nation's highest military honour, Param Vir Chakra, on Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman," the chief minister wrote in his letter, according to news agency PTI.
IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials at the Wagah border in Punjab. Abhinandan's parents — his father, an IAF veteran — had traveled to Amritsar from Chennai this morning to receive him on arrival